|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||North Town (ST219255)|
|Distance:||1.2 miles (1.9 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A3087 is the number of the newly opened Taunton Northern Inner Distributor route. This starts on the A3038 Priory Avenue and initially uses the pre-existing access to the retail park and Priory Park. However, the A3087 then starts climbing onto a new bridge, with Priory Park realigned to meet the new road halfway up the slope. The bridge crosses the delivery entrance to the retail park, then the River Tone and Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, to land in the new Firepool residential development. A sharp left turn takes it between blocks of flats and onto the old railway line, which was a diversion avoiding Taunton Station.
The bridge over the A3038, Station Road has been replaced, and Station Approach realigned to provide a connection between the two routes, with traffic lights at either end. The new route then continues west alongside the railway to meet the A3027 at a new roundabout.
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